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Jack White  - Boarding House Reach album
Performer: Jack White
Title: Boarding House Reach
Country: US
Genre: Electronic / Rock
Style:Alternative Rock, Rock & Roll, Blues Rock, Art Rock, Experimental, Spoken Word
Released: 2018
MP3 album szie: 1101 mb
FLAC album size: 1173 mb

Boarding House Reach is the third studio album by American rock musician Jack White, released on March 23, 2018 through Third Man Records, Columbia Records, and XL Recordings. It is his first solo studio album in nearly four years, following Lazaretto (2014). After recording independently in Nashville, White also recorded parts of the album throughout 2017 in New York City and Los Angeles.

Boarding House Reach. Released March 23, 2018. Boarding House Reach Tracklist. 1. Connected by Love Lyrics. Boarding House Reach was released on March 23, 2018. It is Jack White’s first studio album in four years, following 2014’s Lazaretto. He gave us a sneak peak of the album with the collage piece Servings and Portions from My Boarding House Reach. The first official track was Connected by Love and its B-side Respect Commander.

BOARDING HOUSE REACH is the new solo album from Jack White, and is a testament to the breadth of the artist's creative power and his bold artistic ambition. This new material finds Jack White expanding his musical palate with perhaps his most ambitious work thus far, a collection of songs that are simultaneously timeless and modern.

Jack White's "Boarding House Reach" is a funhouse, mixing up prog-rock, poetry, trip-hop, retro funk, and his signature hard rock riffing. The Mothers of Invention provide a loose reference point for other parts of the album too, along with 1970s mind expanders ranging from Captain Beefheart to Todd Rundgren’s Utopia to Parliament - artifacts from a land that time forgot, when anything could happen on a rock record, as it does pretty much from minute to minute here. It’s not as if Boarding House Reach lacks what it takes to please meat-and-potatoes classic rock fans. White’s short solo on Respect Commander nods ever so slightly to Purple Haze.

Comes in a tip-on sleeve with a 12" x 24" insert with album lyrics. Record comes in a die-cut black paper poly sleeve. Sticker on shrink wrap on the front cover. This album has nine pressing variations. Track B11 plays different spoken words on each, depending on the etching. 11631 "There is a distant hum coming from the clouds".

Jack White claims his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as the rocker’s third solo studio effort, Boarding House Reach, opens atop the tally. The set - which was released on March 23 via Third Man/Columbia Records - earned 124,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 29, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 121,000 were in traditional album sales - the largest sales week for a rock album in 2018. Boarding House Reach’s launch of 121,000 copies sold marks the second-biggest sales week of 2018 for any album, trailing only the bow of Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods, with 242,000 sold in the week ending Feb. 8. Boarding nets the biggest sales frame for a rock album since U2’s Songs of Experience (180,000 in the week ending Dec. 7, 2017).

Why Walk a Dog? Corporation. Over and Over and Over. Everything You've Ever Learned. Ezmerelda Steals the Show. Get in the Mind Shaft. MusicBrainz: Boarding House Reach.

Tracklist

Connected By Love 4:38
Why Walk A Dog? 2:30
Corporation 5:39
Abulia And Akrasia 1:28
Hypermisophoniac 3:35
Ice Station Zebra 4:00
Over And Over And Over 3:36
Everything You've Ever Learned 2:14
Respect Commander 4:33
Ezmerelda Steals The Show 1:43
Get In The Mind Shaft 4:14
What's Done Is Done 2:54
Humoresque 3:11

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TMR-540 Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(LP, Album, 353) Third Man Records TMR-540 US 2018
none Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(13xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Third Man Records, Columbia none North America (inc Mexico) 2018
XL906CD Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(CD, Album) XL Recordings, Third Man Records XL906CD Europe 2018
1907 581893 2 Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(CD, Album) Third Man Records, Columbia 1907 581893 2 Argentina 2018
190758189321 Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(CD, Album) Third Man Records, Columbia 190758189321 Mexico 2018
19075818932 Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(CD, Album) Third Man Records, Columbia 19075818932 Australia 2018
XL906CD Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(CD, Album) XL Recordings, Third Man Records, Soyuz Music XL906CD Russia 2018
19075818932 Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(CD, Album) Third Man Records, Columbia 19075818932 US 2018
19075818932 Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(CD, Album) Third Man Records, Columbia 19075818932 Canada 2018
SICP 31143 Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(CD, Album, BSC) Third Man Records, Sony Records Int'l SICP 31143 Japan 2018
XL906CD Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) XL Recordings , Third Man Records XL906CD Russia 2018
none Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(CDr, Album, Num, Promo, Wat) Columbia none US 2018
TMR-540 Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(Cass, Album) Third Man Records TMR-540 US 2018
TMR-540 Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Third Man Records TMR-540 Indonesia 2018
TMR-540 Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(LP, Album, 116) Third Man Records TMR-540 US 2018
TMR-540 Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(LP, Album, 120) Third Man Records TMR-540 US 2018
TMR-540 Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(LP, Album, 173) Third Man Records TMR-540 US 2018
TMR-540 Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(LP, Album, 175) Third Man Records TMR-540 US 2018
TMR-540 Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(LP, Album, 182) Third Man Records TMR-540 US 2018
TMR-540 Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(LP, Album, 210) Third Man Records TMR-540 US 2018
TMR-540 Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(LP, Album, 267) Third Man Records TMR-540 US 2018
TMR-540, TMR-542 Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Blu + 7", Blu) Third Man Records, Third Man Records TMR-540, TMR-542 US 2018
TMR-540 Jack White Boarding House Reach ‎(LP, Album, Promo, Adv) Third Man Records TMR-540 US 2018
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Reviews: (78)
Pooker
Pooker
Awful pressing. Probs the noisiest in my collection. I love the actual album though.
Adrietius
Adrietius
Here is a link to the vinyl reviews review of this specific pressing: https://vinylreviews.com/album/boarding-house-reach/
BeatHoWin
BeatHoWin
Here is a link to the vinyl reviews review of this specific pressing: https://vinylreviews.com/album/boarding-house-reach/
Lamranilv
Lamranilv
Here is a link to the vinyl reviews review of this specific pressing: https://vinylreviews.com/album/boarding-house-reach/
Malahelm
Malahelm
Are there any lightweight pressings or all pressings the same weight??
Alister
Alister
if someone wants to make a quick $5 or $10 I'll buy that gd coin offa ya. DM me
Zainn
Zainn
these are $10 new from TMR still. i hope no one is paying $25 for them. (the cassette!!)
Bedy
Bedy
Which one version is the best in your opinion guys to take on vinyl?
Huston
Huston
"There are 30 men, all trapped inside..." on my copy of this promo. Is it the same for everyone else?
Faegal
Faegal
Which etching you have on the B-side? "There are 30 men, all trapped inside..." is #353.
Folsa
Folsa
I’ve read some pretty harsh reviews about White’s latest album, so it is obvious that it will end up to have very mixed reviews. I like what he's achieved here. Sort of new direction for the music, yet still familiar songwriting style: heavy riffs, melodies & touch of blues here and there. The National did the same sort of sound shift on their latest album. Still to be honest, I favour more analog soundscapes.
Sinredeemer
Sinredeemer
Which "Mind Shaft" variation does everyone have? I'd love to see what they all are.
Haracetys
Haracetys
And it's the vault release with the color vinyl and different art, yes?
Ygglune
Ygglune
I have the 1750 intro the “Wherever you go in the world you'll find that in the bible..."
Shakagul
Shakagul
I never received my original package, the replacement they sent me a good month after all the originals went out had "When I was young I went into an abandoned house..." variant. So unless anyone can prove differently, looks like Phaneronic's correct.
Granirad
Granirad
I think everyone with The Vault edition is going to get 267, the one that starts with “When I was young I went into an abandoned house…”
Mozel
Mozel
And somebody told me this was the album of the year. Terrible music, crap songs.
TheMoonix
TheMoonix
Mike, what's wrong with him sharing his opinion in 'review' section of this website? ...surely that's kind of the point.
Zinnthi
Zinnthi
I'll buy it off of you. $10 okay? Let me know if that's cool.
Biaemi
Biaemi
You know what they say about opinions. Hope sharing made you feel better.
JOGETIME
JOGETIME
I'm just curious...on the digital and CD versions, what does B11 say?
Xava
Xava
Listened on Spotify (TMR / Columbia) and it was "When I was young I went into an abandoned house..."
Kage
Kage
Is the text of each B11 track related, or all parts of the same poem?
Ytli
Ytli
Initially, I did not like the two advance tracks. I however took a chance and bought this record (on vinyl). The album is very good, very creative and a nice departure from previous work, while still keeping the energy of previous solo works. The album is best listened through from beginning to end.
Wrathmaster
Wrathmaster
Vinyl exchanged at the store.Moving from 353 to 210 no problems with this one.
Glei
Glei
Someone have some click and pop on the second side?I have the vault and this one.The vault sound so better.
Uyehuguita
Uyehuguita
Brilliant record. Jack's solo stuff is usually mundane and akin to watching paint dry, but this record is boundary pushing. Rock needs a kick in the pants if it wants to stay relevant in the modern music landscape and albums like this will provide that kick.LP itself sounds very good. No noticable cracks or pops and it has solid depth. I can't really complain about the pressing.
Kezan
Kezan
Finally listened and figured out the correct release for my copy of this amazing album. This may be the quietest wax I own. Very impressed with Third Man.
Frey
Frey
In places this record has some epic grooves! In places the rhythms make me uncomfortable, but that's OK! Nice to hear Jack pushing the envelope.
Mr.Death
Mr.Death
A little disappointed that I got this variant as the different spoken-word was 75% of my reasoning to get this on vinyl, I wish there was a way to see which version it is without opening it.
Kiutondyl
Kiutondyl
As someone who has never really cared for White Stripes or Jack White, I absolutely LOVE this album. I'd go so far to call it a masterpiece. It creates its own world, full of imagination of vision, a total joy to get lost in. I bought this LP randomly last night and have fallen in love. I'm not surprised at all that his longtime fans are disappointed with this as its clearly a vast departure from his material up until this point. If, however, you've never been a big fan of his previous work, give this new album a shot. It really is one of the most incredible albums I've ever heard. Never thought I'd hear myself say that about a Jack White album!
Cha
Cha
I was honestly surprised at some of the fans' reactions. Yes, it's a little bit out there, but to me it sounds like a natural progression from Lazaretto. He's clearly been working towards this with each album.
Faezahn
Faezahn
"If you don't like this...I don't know what to tell you". Perfect statement for those that don't care for this album, and I am one of those people. This album is a mess. The songs are all over the place. It sounds like a collection of crap thrown together for no other reason that just to throw it together. I can appreciate the experimentation but it's just not for me. I hope this was a one time thing.
Zetadda
Zetadda
That's exactly how I personally feel about The Beatles 'White Album'. But 50 years later most still bow down to that wretched mish-mash of throwaway songs clunkily packaged as The Beatles tried to figure out why they were still together. This Jack White album just came out and it needs the chance to breath and develop into something that is not disappointing at first listen to diehard fans expecting more of the same from his first two interchangeable albums. That may never happen, but I think his upcoming tour and live performances will help add some visual context to what he has packaged on this new album. We live in a predominantly visual world with a very low aggregate attention span. Time will tell if the album is a loser or something required from one of the very best creative artists in all of Music today. I still think his best work is yet to come.
Hiylchis
Hiylchis
NO download, no box, no bueno. Kinda a bad move on Third Man's part IMO. For $60, we got a 12" , a 7" a 45 adapter and some pics. They couldn't spring for a small box to keep it all in so it reamins together? The record is over all OK IMO, I guess I just miss The White Stripes.
Thabel
Thabel
Ah man! you got it all figured out.......my "mailed CD" is still un-opened, unlike the box sethehehehehe
MarF
MarF
I'm perfectly fine with it not having a box because I pretty much have no more space for box sets anywhere. I would actually prefer it if they started putting the triple LPs in a regular gatefold cover..
Skyway
Skyway
There was also the opportunity for Vault Members to get first bids on better concert seats that sold out quickly plus a CD with every purchased ticket. I appreciate that along with all mentioned above for my $60 instead of sitting in the nosebleed cheap seats or having to be bent over by Stubhub for a decent vantage point. I'm going to three Midwest shows with really great seats at each so the $60 investment for the pre-sale advantage was well worth the cost. I already cancelled my Vault subscription after the mailer delivery as there isn't any need for it now. I haven't opened my mailer. I can listen to the CD and let the unopened box accrue value like they all do. Soon I'll be able to pick up a vinyl copy to play for a low cost.
Usanner
Usanner
As someone that has found Jack White's solo work incredibly boring, and am only a casual fan of the White Stripes, I absolutely adore this album. It has its roots in blues rock and the usual sounds White works in, but the production around it and the addition of electronics pushed this into truly bizarre territory. Most of these songs (with obvious exceptions for the spoken word tracks) would've fit perfectly on a White Stripes or solo Jack White album if they were recorded with the usual fuzzy guitars and booming drums, but adding drum machines, synthesizers, raw background singers, and noisy post-production elevated these songs into truly incredible territory. This, the Drones' "Feelin Kinda Free," and David Bowie's "Blackstar" are how rock musicians should integrate electronics into their music. Boarding House Reach is visceral when it needs to be and soulful at other moments, using modern production techniques and electronics to elevate and warp that. More artists should take inspiration from this and ignore the lazy integration of electronics bands like Imagine Dragons and Fall Out Boy take.I can understand why some of White's more traditional rock-oriented fans would dislike this, as well as those that just think the album sounds like a mess. I think it's a beautiful, creative, and wholly unique cacophony that comes together as one of the best rock albums I've heard all decade. I'd go as far to say as this feels like Jack White trying to be this generation's Frank Zappa, utilizing modern production techniques with older styles of music to create something brand new, all with a level of eccentricity unmatched by his contemporaries.
Ddilonyne
Ddilonyne
He is trying to reach more people with what he creates instead of cranking out more 'Hotel Yorba' songs. Can't fault a special artist for that.
Wen
Wen
I do like this review, which pretty much reflects my own stance on the man, except that I loved the White Stripes. We're over in Dead Weather territory here, and off the wall to the extent that he could have been forgiven for creating another alterego for this facet of his solo career. White has always had a Zappa-type oddballness going on and it really comes out here.It's a diamond with a few flaws, which just don't suit my own tastes. But I can't understand the negativity many of his long-term fans have expressed about it.It's by far his best solo album.
Gaiauaco
Gaiauaco
It sounds like an old vinyl.
Whitesmasher
Whitesmasher
Right Martinal ! This is a new Jack White's peak. I think that this album will certainly be a milestone in his carreer, a turning point. There are so many different sounds, expérimentations, the man opened a lot of doors for the next years...The doors of hell for the purists, the doors of heaven for those who believe that the future of music (and humanity) is melting. Instead of staying in the Lazaretto/Blunderbuss path, he decides to go far away. I definitively love Jack, a great musician/composer. Never a follower, always the first to show the way...
Ese
Ese
Totally agree with Lerviks, this album is fresh and surprising, and I like it a lot, Jack came up with new stuff, and it was the right time for this move - two previous albums were very much the same, I like them both, but I would not need a third one in the same line. The sound is also very good - wide bottom end and no pops and crackles etc, high quality sleeves etc, pleasure all around.
Dagdage
Dagdage
I've red a lot of bad things about this album! Don't really get it, its only a question of an artist developing and becoming more complex and better! Think its the first album where White has showed something else than what one is used to. Really good album. In a way similar critic that happened to John Lennon and even Radiohead when they stared to experiment with their music! In my mind Jacks best album so far!!
Terr
Terr
It's definitely grown on me since I first gave the whole thing a listen - much like the Black Keys "Turn Blue".
Morad
Morad
I love this package, probably my favorite one because I like this album, very much.Enjoy it everyone !
Nkeiy
Nkeiy
I think that this album don't come anything near his other solo albums (Blunderbuss & Lazaretto). There are surly some very good tunes here, but too many that are fillers. This is for fans only in my opinion. Many will surly disagree.
Kanrad
Kanrad
Was there supposed to be a download in the LP sleeve as well? Didn't find one and I know TMR rarely includes one, but I remember the previous one (Lazaretto) included a code...
Freighton
Freighton
No code for this one :/ I have found the FLAC version by another way :P
Llanonte
Llanonte
A download code wasn't advertised for this release and that seems to be the case.
Goldfury
Goldfury
This isn't a box, it's a normal LP with the 7" inside.
Gamba
Gamba
Got my package in the post today. Single is blue, however LP is plain black, not blue and black swirl. Anyone else got this?
Galanjov
Galanjov
Haha no worries brother, same thing happened to me when I first got it. Was worried for a bit, till light caught it at the right angle and I saw it was just really dark colored.
Hrguig
Hrguig
Try holding the full size album the light. I thought at first mine was just black also.
Uanabimo
Uanabimo
I thought the same thing....you have to hold it up to the light and then you will see it.
Uafrmaine
Uafrmaine
In the light, it is blue... but is very darkness blue
Thohelm
Thohelm
Just sent an email complaint saying I received the wrong vinyl and then read the comments on here... Feel like a bit of a muppet now.
SiIеnt
SiIеnt
not me, it looks dark, but if you hold it up to the light you can see the colour variations
Samut
Samut
Oh yes, just did that and you're right - thanks
Uthergo
Uthergo
hold it up to the light. you'll see the blue swirl. I added an image showing this ;)
Zeks Horde
Zeks Horde
NO download code on this. This is very disappointing !
Dog_Uoll
Dog_Uoll
bbark01 Sadly, it's becoming more and more common to not get a download card with new vinyl releases, and more so with reissues. It's disappointing, back before the age of CD players in cars we made tapes, it only makes sense to give us a way to play music on the go, especially with the premium price for vinyl. Sure it's possible to do a needle drop but it's not as simple as downloading a copy. Yeah, as vinyl has become more popular, this is happening and it's unfortunate. Because I almost always buy (new) music that I don't have on vinyl, I really appreciate the MP3's for my phone/laptop. But this trend is not helpful...
Captain America
Captain America
Won't most people listen to this on Spotify or Apple Music...? Like a download code would of been nice, but for me I have the vinyl to listen to at home and I stream it on spotify on the go.
happy light
happy light
Sadly, it's becoming more and more common to not get a download card with new vinyl releases, and more so with reissues. It's disappointing, back before the age of CD players in cars we made tapes, it only makes sense to give us a way to play music on the go, especially with the premium price for vinyl. Sure it's possible to do a needle drop but it's not as simple as downloading a copy.
Dordred
Dordred
The regular (non-vault) Lazaretto also had a Download Card/Code; so yeah, I was expecting that this release would have one as well.
Oreavi
Oreavi
Actually not quite true, the Lazaretto vault edition had a download code, so we could have expected one here too... I hope the standard version will have one.
X-MEN
X-MEN
Why not just make a rip of it yourself? Then you've got a version that is truly yours, even though it's digital.
Cerekelv
Cerekelv
It's been like that since all the vault issues. Get used to it.
Yozshujind
Yozshujind
Pretty dumb; it will encourage people to illegally download the album. Isn't this what we're trying to get away from?
Narim
Narim
The package itself is a good one. Nice marbling for the swirl, Jack White's pale face for the sleeve is iridescent. The additional prints are on quality paper and the foil inserts are a nice touch. I like the "Challenge" coin much more than the metal or enamel pins normally offered. It has such a weight to it, that I'd hesitate to call it a coin at all; it's pleasant.
thrust
thrust
Very polarizing stuff here on this record. Out of the thirteen tracks, I feel as if only a handful of them are actual songs and the rest are just spoken word / noises. By far one of the "out there" records from Jack. Not saying it's a bad record, not at all. It's just very experimental and I am glad to see him exploring and trying out new things.
santa
santa
He did a great few interviews before the release talking about how it was a new direction for him, he focused more on quality of sound than "torturing himself". He's know for using old, beat up instruments but he said he spent a ton of time and money to get the best recording equipment and instruments possible to record this, so his focus was on mastering the sound and toying with effects now that he finally can.